Sunday, August 9, 2009

Goh Chok Tong

Impressions Of The Goh Chok Tong Years In Singapore was launched recently. This is the ST article on the book launch. Here are three books that feature SM Goh:
  • Impressions Of The Goh Chok Tong Years In Singapore edited by Bridget Welsh, James Chin at el. Singapore experienced substantial changes during the 14-year tenure of the country's second Prime Minister, Goh Chok Tong (1990-2004). Coming after a long period of growth and stability, the period brought to office a new generation of political leaders who faced the task of sustaining and building upon the policies of their predecessors. There were social and cultural initiatives and significant challenges to the economy arising from the Asian crisis of 1998 and the SARS outbreak in 2003. This volume examines the changes that took place during the Goh premiership and assesses its legacy. The 45 essays in the volume review a range of issues from domestic politics and foreign policy to economic development, society, culture, the arts and media.
  • From Kuan Yew To Chok Tong And Beyond; The Untold Singapore Story 2 by George Nonis. Political cartoonist, George, takes another look at PAP's Singapore where commentators are ever conscious of the out-of-bounds markers and anticipated official disapproval. This second volume of cartoons of "The untold Singapore story" is a welcome addition.
  • Metaphor And Public Communication: Selected Speeches Of Lee Kuan Yew And Goh Chok Tong by Ong Siow Heng and Nirmala Govindasamy-Ong. Metaphors are an integral part of any memorable speech or engaging text. They have an uncanny ability to condense and distil truths. A good metaphor entices the imagination and invites the mind to wander, all the while under the direction determined by the genius who crafted the metaphor. This book celebrates the use of the metaphor in public communication by examining the persuasiveness of metaphors used in crucial speeches at key points in Singapore's history made by Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew and Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, from 1950s to the late 1980s. The authors hope that this study will show how the speakers adapted their messages to their social context; illustrate what makes metaphors effective; and encourage the appreciation of the craft of public address in Singapore.

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